From William Bell1
Philadelphia June 2. 1793
The note, which I endorsed for Mr. Edmund Randolph for twenty five hundred dollars,2 and is now in your hands, I acknowledge to be as binding on me, as if a demand had been made from me for the same, when it became due or at any time since.
To Alexander Hamilton esqr.
LS, in the handwriting of Edmund Randolph, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
2. This note, which is dated April 5, 1793, and was written and signed by Randolph, is located in the New-York Historical Society. It reads as follows:
“Thirty days after date, I promise to pay to Mr. Wm. Bell or order twenty five hundred dollars for value received.
H endorsed this note as follows: “Pay the contents to Alexander Hamilton or order.” These words are followed by Bell’s signature.